Astronomy Club welcomes speaker

 

Last updated 8/9/2022 at Noon



Dr. Larry Price will be a special guest speaker at the Sisters Astronomy Club’s next meeting on Tuesday, August 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Dr. Price will give an update on the status of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s premier collider for discoveries in elementary particle physics. He will discuss improvements made to the collider and to the physics detectors during a multi-year shutdown, and explain the goals of the third major data-taking period (known as Run 3) since the turn-on in 2010.

Larry Price is a physicist studying elementary particles, who has done a variety of experiments that made key discoveries over a 50-year career. Some of these include measuring the shape of the proton; discovering early clues about the substructure in protons and neutrons, leading to the idea of quarks; and discovering the Higgs boson. He holds degrees in physics, from Pomona College (BA) and Harvard University (PhD), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Dr. Price is now retired in Oregon, living in Sisters and Portland.

The meeting on August 16 is a virtual event only, available through Zoom. To join the meeting, visit bit.ly/SistersAstro1019.

 

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